Since 1990, I have advised artists,
writers, and creatively driven businesses, public agencies, foundations
and international donor organizations.
to prominent artists, writers, actors, musicians and directors, my
clients have included: From the Top, GrantCraft, The Actor’s Shakespeare
Project, Opera Boston, The Ariel Group, XVIVO, Rialto Arts, Philistine
Records, the Social Innovation Forum, Theater Offensive,the World Bank,
the Ford, Rockefeller, Ewing Marion Kauffman and James Irvine
Foundations, the Carnegie Corporation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and
Chelsea Pictures. I have also advised the George H.W. Bush and Clinton
Administrations on fostering innovation in the public sector.
passionately that anyone working with artists ought to have some skin in
the game, so I work hard at my art. I’m a sometime playwright and a
working poet. My play, “Mum and Shah,” was a Boston Globe “Pick
of the Week.” I was 2010 poet in Residence at Bascom Lodge, a 2004
writer-in-residence at Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, California, and I
enjoyed a fine run from 2010-2013 as Narragansett Beer’s first Poet
As a spoken
word artist, with a penchant for immersive theatre, I perform
periodically with the New York Poetry Brothel under the nom de plum, Bellocq C. Obscura. My first spoken word album, Night Work, was released in 2007 by Philistine Records, and my book of erotic senryu, Pillow Talk,
appeared in 2008 (G.Spot Press). My second album, “Marker and
Parker,”performed and recorded with legendary jazz pianist Don Parker
(2010), is featured on Tiny Mind Records. My latest collection of poems,
The Underwater Typewriter, will be released in September 2015 by Pelekinesis Press.
My poems have most recently appeared in Wick, Lyrical, and Ibbetson Street. My poetry website isMarcZegans.com.